Avatar Author: Jim Stitzel I dabble a little in a lot of things -- writing, webcomics, gaming, photography, web design, music, and more. I'm a full-time code-wrangler and a part-time farmer with 40 acres, a lot of animals, and far, far too much to do. Read Bio

goopy and
up it comes from the muck.

it drags her into the guck.

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  1. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    I don’t usually do poetry. I think you can see why.

  2. Avatar remembrancer

    I enjoyed your use of “guck” in this piece. I also found it interesting that you chose to have a line break after “goopy and” instead of “goopy and grimy”. Is the break aesthetic or rhythmic or something else?

  3. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    It’s a little of both. I wanted ‘grimy’ on its own line to match ‘slimy,’ and as it so happened, it set a certain rhythm that I rather liked.

    Living on a farm, we are well familiar with the term ‘guck’. It’s one of our favorites.

  4. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    I like guck; it’s worse than muck.

  5. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Way worse. Requires a whole different set of boots. :)

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  7. Avatar Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA))

    The imagery is awesome. And disgusting. I love “guck.” Love the smell. Which is tangible. I can feel everything.

  8. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Fantastic! I like that it generates actual physical sensations for you. :)

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